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Shagamu, Ogun, Nigeria

Bamidele Ariyo, a registered Nurse working at the Onabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Shagamu, Ogun.

''Since I assumed this responsibility, my social life has taken a hit. Let me just say it is zero. I am unable to socialise. Before we took the job, we were made aware that once you're working here, sometimes you could be here for a week without going home, being here 24/7 working here. And when I get home, I can't mix with the people generally, because I have the responsibility to protect other people, wearing face masks, I can't go to the market, I can't go to social gatherings, even churches have resumed now but I can't go to church, because at least I need to protect others. I believe that I am not infected but at least I still have the responsibility to protect because me being in contact with the patients puts me at risk of being infected and peradventure I get infected, which is not my prayer. It's my responsibility not to spread it but to contain it. I think my social life is zero.''

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